December 21, 2013 Subject:
The Kennel Murder Case
One of my favorites movies, well written, well acted, well... only one thing... the pistol that they kept referring to as a revolver was an automatic, but still well worth the watch.
December 20, 2013 Subject:
Nice old timey murder mystery
The villain of our story is really unpopular. Among other things he does the following:
1. Refuses to let his ward have $1,000 of her own money to make a bet. (She shows her displeasure at having to live under his direction.)
2. Is disrespected by his brother in front of the villain's male secretary and butler.
3. Breaks up with his two-timing mistress and lets her know he won't be paying for her apartment any more. (He is leaving her in a desperate situation.)
4. Renegs on a deal with a shady character to sell some Chinese artifacts. (The shady character will be in deep trouble with the people who want to buy the art.)
5. Is vaguely threatened by his Chinese cook for even thinking about selling the artifacts. (The cook is the one who stole the items and gave them to his boss to keep them safe. (yea, safe... right...) And, the villain insults the cook's race, ancestors, and homeland.)
6. Is suspected of killing another man's dog. (The dead dog was to be in a contest with our villain's dog.)
7. And, worst of all, his dog beats Phylo Vance's dog in the preliminary round at a dog show!!!!!!!!!
Is it any wonder this dastardly villain ends up dead?
WHO DONE IT???
Is it one of the people I have listed above?
Or, is there someone else who hates our villain even more????
Watch to find out.
William Powell is one of my all time faves. I love movies from the 1930's. I love detective movies and murder mysteries. So, a BIG thank you to the person who uploaded this! So nice of you!
(This is a really nice clear copy. A lot of newer movies here on the Archives are not as clear as this old one.)
December 19, 2013 Subject:
A whodunit feast for armchair sleuths and those who just love a good mystery. For the casual viewer the great cast and excellent screenplay spiced with wry humor serve up 73 minutes of solid entertainment. This is one of those films that are worth returning to every year or so.
A real bonus is this print's quality. It is the sharpest and cleanest copy I've seen.